Basic Site Details

Name: Barlinnie Prison
Town, district or village: Riddrie
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Builders: J Meikle & Sons

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Prison  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Lee Avenue, Smithycroft RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318801886  
Item 2 of 3Before 1975 AdditionGatehouse added
Item 3 of 3Early 1980s Alterations and additionsAlterations/additions, including hospital


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 8A MacphersonArchitectA18801886As draughtsman and clerk of works, supervising construction
Item 2 of 8Thomas Bernard Collinson (Major General) Architect, EngineerA18801886Probably by Collinson
Item 3 of 8William Taylor JackArchitectA18801883Assisted builders, J Meikle & Sons
Item 4 of 8Ian Thomas BrandArchitectCBefore 1975 Gatehouse added
Item 5 of 8Ian Thomas BrandArchitectCBefore 1975 Gatehouse added
Item 6 of 8Stanley PooleArchitectCBefore 1975 Gtehouse added
Item 7 of 8Stanley Poole Brand Associates CBefore 1975 Gatehouse added
Item 8 of 8Graham DicksonArchitect, Town PlannerBEarly 1980s Alterations/additions, including hospital - on secondment from RMJM to Scottish Office General Works Division


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 2 of 3Watson, Donald and McKay, Judith1994Queensland Architects of the 19th Century Brisbane: Queensland MuseumEntries on William Taylor Jack (misspelt as 'Berlinee') and A Macpherson (misspelt 'Barhimie')
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p438

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Graham DicksonInterview of Graham Dickson by Kirsten McKee Interviewed by Kirsten McKee, 20 November 2008